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Bordeaux Index makes wine buying as simple and transparent as possible, and En Primeur is no exception. It's been seven months since the harvest and after a long period of excited anticipation, the wines are about to be offered for sale.

Create and update a list of wines that you are considering buying. This is a great way to keep track of only those wines that interest you, and it also tells us what you're looking for.

We will attempt to offer wines on your customer wishlist first, before releasing a general offer. So, if you're looking to buy wines that might sell out fast, then we advise you to at least include them on your wishlist.

Pre-ordering is highly recommended to secure sought after wines, as pre-orders will be given priority over wishlists, and we will satisfy all valid pre-orders before we release a general offer.

It is exceptionally difficult to guess the release prices in vintages like this – quality is high but after the past 3 difficult vintages we would like prices to be sensible. For the 2014s, we will create a spread on the price of all the major wines – based on our information which combines the current 2008 prices and takes into account 2012 and 2013 release prices.

A pre-order is a binding confirmation that you will buy the wine upon release - provided there is sufficient quantity and the wine is released within the guide prices we've provided.

We also guarantee that you will never pay more than the price charged by our major competitors on the day, irrespective of the maximum guide price we provided when you pre-ordered.

Are you a drinker or an investor? Do you prefer Margaux or St Julien? Cru Bourgeois or classed growth? Give your account manager a call, decide how much you would like to spend, and we will personally select a portfolio that suits your request.

Inevitably there are many wines that are oversubscribed. As a result, Bordeaux Index will allocate to customers based on criteria including existing, balanced pre-orders for 2014 Bordeaux En Primeur.

The notes and scores from the following critics, where available, can be found on each wine's product page, accessible by clicking the wine's name::

  • Neal Martin
  • Jancis Robinson
  • James Suckling
  • Tim Atkin MW

As always, ordering from Bordeaux Index is simple. Place your orders and pre-orders online, or contact your sales person directly by phone or email. Or, just reply to our regular email offers as wines are released.

En Primeur wines are sold Ex Cellars, and will be invoiced under bond - there are no extra shipping charges to pay. However, onward delivery charges duty and VAT will be charged as appropriate upon shipment.

Payment for En Primeur wines is due on invoice.

In the event of non-payment of an account within the specified terms, we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of up to 20% of the outstanding amount, or actual losses incurred by Bordeaux Index as a result of cancellation if greater than 20%. Bordeaux Index reserves the right to utilise any monies held on account or otherwise received from or on behalf of the customer to discharge any such cancellation fees.

Bordeaux Index shall be entitled to sell any wines which it is holding or storing on behalf of a customer to discharge outstanding invoices (whether on account of cancellation fees or otherwise). Bordeaux Index will account to the customer for any cash balance held after discharging all outstanding invoices.

It is now also possible to pay online, providing you are able to pay by debit card. Unfortunately our credit card providers do not support the use of credit cards for the settlement of EP (futures) transactions. To pay, log in to your account now and follow the instructions given. Alternatively, we also accept payment by bank transfer and cheque payable to Bordeaux Index Ltd

Delivery of all 2014 Bordeaux En Primeur orders will take place during Spring 2016. Delivery can either be taken at your own bonded warehouse account or stored in bond with Bordeaux Index. Should you wish to receive delivery duty paid (for example, to your home address) you will be billed duty and VAT at the prevailing rate when delivery is arranged. Delivery charges apply.

One of the best aspects of buying wine En Primeur is choosing your formats. At BI we love large formats as they encourage sharing… so you can opt for Magnums, Double Magnums or Imperials. However it's worth remembering you can also order in half bottles which are perfect for lunchtimes or particularly popular for Sauternes and Barsac. If you like these varied formats it's genuinely hard to get them after the event, so it's a really great way to order the wine you want in the size you prefer.

When you place your order simply give your specific bottling requirements either on your web order or to your account manager. You can change your mind on formats up until 1st August, after which we may not be able to change the details. We will email you close to that deadline to remind you of this. There is no bottling charge for 12-bottle cases but some other formats carry extra charges. All charges are per case (in the case of Imperials the charge is per Imperial as they are packed individually).

Additional charges for bottling are as follows:

  • Halves (24 x 37.5cl) - £14.00 per case
  • Magnums (3 x 150cl) - £5.00 per case
  • Magnums (6 x 150cl) - £9.50 per case
  • Double Magnums (1 x 300cl) - £27.50
  • Double Magnums (3 x 300cl) - £77.50 per case
  • Imperials (1 x 600cl) - £37.00 each

Larger formats available on request.